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Creasie Finney Hairston, PhD

Director, Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research

Dean, Jane Addams College of Social Work



1640 West Roosevelt, Suite 604, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Office Phone:

(312) 996 3319



Center Director Creasie Finney Hairston is one of the pioneers in the development of family programs for correctional populations and has conducted research and written extensively on the impact of incarceration on children, families and communities. Her publications on social policies and services affecting poor children and families appear in leading academic and professional journals and texts, as well as in the popular press.


BS, Bluefield State College
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University